World Evangelical Alliance Leadership Institute Appoints New Dean

General August 21, 2008

We are pleased to inform you that World Evangelical Alliance has appointed Dr. Rob Brynjolfson as the Dean of the World Evangelical Alliance Leadership Institute. We know he will appreciate your prayers as he takes on this important role in this new important WEA initiative. Dr. Brynjolfson can be contacted at the following email address:

[email protected]

Dr. Jonathan Lewis continues to serve as the director of the Leadership Institute.

The following provides you with some background on Dr. Brynjolfson.

Dr. Rob Brynjolfson left his home in Vancouver, BC, Canada at the age of 18 to serve his first term as a missionary with International Teams in Bolivia, where he was involved in church planting. Upon his return, Rob studied at Northwest Baptist College in Vancouver, and then at Regent College where he earned an M.Div. At Regent he met and later married Silvia from Argentina. Together they served with WEC International in Spain and Equatorial Guinea, focusing on leadership training and development. Upon their return to Canada in 1996, they founded the Gateway Missionary Training Centre in Langley, BC. In 2005, Rob was awarded a Doctor of Ministry in Missions with a strong emphasis on nonformal education from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. In July 2006, he stepped down as the pastor of Esperanza Multicultural Church in Burnaby, BC, to provide direction to the International Missionary Training Network (IMTN). In this capacity, much of his time is dedicated to teaching integral curriculum design and providing consultation for program evaluation and development. Rob is the editor of Integral Ministry Training Design and Evaluation. Rob and Silvia have three children. They live in Langley, BC, Canada.